When CODEPINK cofounder Jodie Evans met with President Obama last week, she asked him to bring more Afghan women to the table. While we hope he will take this suggestion to heart and involve more women in the negotiation process, we are not going to sit around idly waiting for it to happen. We are helping to bring voices of Afghan women to the public, and invite you to hear them.
CODEPINK is proud to cosponsor portions of Malalai Joya's book tour which announces the release of her bold new memoir, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice. Here's your chance to hear her story!
When you donate $25 to CODEPINK through Facebook, we will send you a copy of Malalai's book. For a $50 donation, we will send you a signed copy -- wonderful holiday gifts for the amazing women in your life! To donate, please click here. *Please make sure to check 'Share my name, billing address, and donation amount with CODEPINK WOMEN FOR PEACE' so we know where to send the book!' Email Paris with questions!
When we were in Kabul, we asked who the most famous woman in Afghanistan is and the answer was always Malalai. She has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan" and was the youngest female minister in the country's new Parliament. She was suspended from her position in 2007 for daring to criticize the warlords and drug barons in her midst. Since then, she has survived several assassination attempts; she is now accompanied at all times with armed guards and sleeps only in safe houses, but she refuses to be silent. We are deeply inspired by her courage, and her continuing work to better the lives of Afghan women.
Malalai will be appearing in New York, Providence, Washington D.C., Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Bellingham, as well as several locations in Canada. Click here for more details.
Thank you for supporting brave Afghan women who put their lives on the line to share their stories.
Dana, Emily, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Paris, Rae, Suzanne and Whitney
LOCAL ACTION HIGHLIGHTS!
Last Saturday, October 17, CODEPINKers joined marches around the country, from Boston to Florida to San Francisco, with our message to end the tragedy of the US military invasion, bombing and occupation of Afghanistan! New England activists heard Afghan woman leader and RAWA speaker Zoya speak at the rally. CODEPINK was quoted in the SF Chronicle. Thank you for joining us in the streets in vibrant pink!
Donate $25 to CODEPINK and get a copy of Malalai Joya's book, A Woman Among Warlords
Donate $50 to receive a signed copy
See if Malalai Joya is coming to a town near you
Zoya, of RAWA, is touring the US too!
See her schedule here